Monday, February 27, 2012

Chili.....with a healthy twist

In the winter, one of my go-to meals is chili.  It is hearty and warm and I can make it relatively quickly, stick it in the slow cooker for the afternoon and supper is ready.

I decided to try to give my chili a little variety so I used ground turkey in it instead of ground beef.  I do usually use extra lean ground beef and drain off the fat but sometimes I do find it a tad greasy.  I did not find this a problem with the ground turkey.  The chili was excellent!  The kids even had seconds....which to me is a success!

I honestly don't have a recipe per se for chili so I can't share that with you.  It usually involves ground beef (or in this case turkey) tomatoes, beans, kidney beans, onions, celery....sometimes mushrooms and spices.  Here is a picture of our turkey chili.  I will definately be making this again for my family!

Pair it with a good slice of bread and serve.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Something strange in the sky

Two nights ago, my husband and I were sitting on our couch watching television.  The kids were in bed and we were enjoying some quiet.  I noticed that there was a bright flash in the sky and asked hubby if he saw it too.  He said yes he did see the flash.  I asked if he thought maybe it was lightning and he said he wasn't sure.  Neither of us thought there could be lightning in February.  We both passed it off and laughed and continued to watch our show thinking nothing of it at all.

The next morning DH's alarm goes off (it plays the radio when it goes off) and the news was on.  The announcer says that there was a bright light in the sky the previous night and that a meteor had landed somewhere in Saskatchewan.  Though sleepy,  it clicked.  DH and I had seen the flash in the sky from the meteor.  Cool!!!

It turns out that this was the brightest and biggest meteor seen in Saskatchewan in five years.  Here is a link to the CTV news story on this meteor.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you get to spend the day with the ones you love.  Let them know how special they are today and every day!

To my husband.....I love you with all my heart.  You are truly my soulmate and best friend.  You have given me all that I have ever wanted including our beautiful family.

To my are my miracles.  I cannot believe how smart, funny and kind you are.  You make me smile each and every day.  I love you.